No form of identification is required in order to vote at the polls. New voters who did not provide proof of identity at the time of registration may be required to present identification at the polls.
Any voter who requests “Early Voting” or a “Vote By Mail Ballot” MAY NOT go to the polls on Election Day and revoke the ballot he originally requested. The law prohibits any voter who has been issued a Vote-By-Mail or Early Voting ballot from appearing at his precinct polling place and requesting another ballot.
Voter Registration is open on Election Day at any precinct.
Grace Period registration and voting has now been extended through Election Day which allows voters to update their information and vote at the same time. NEW ‘GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION’ [broken link]
If you are a Township resident you may register to vote at the McHenry Township Office during regular business hours prior to Election Day.
You may also register at the McHenry County Clerk Office in Woodstock or register online at the McHenry County Clerk Office website.
Need more information? Go to the McHenry County Clerk Office website for more information about voting and registration. Or go to the Illinois Online Voter Registration Application website to register online.
Registering to vote has never been simpler. You can register online, in person at the McHenry Township office or you can download registration forms and then register through the mail. Applying online takes less than one minute. Read the instructions carefully and be prepared to provide certain personal information.
INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER TO VOTE BY MAIL MUST PROVIDE SUFFICIENT PROOF OF IDENTITY.
Any person who registered by mail, who has never voted in McHenry County before, and is requesting a Vote By Mail ballot through the mail, must provide sufficient proof of identity to allow the election authority to verify the voter’s identity prior to the mailing of a ballot; or the voter may vote “in person” at the McHenry County Administration Building, Rm. 107, with one exception: any voter who is voting under the provisions of the uniformed and overseas citizen absentee voting act who registered by mail may vote by mail.